Jacob Zuma

Zuma apologises for xenophobic attacks

MAPUTO. – President Jacob Zuma apologised to Mozambicans yesterday for a recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in which at least seven people died and hundreds of migrants were forced to flee ...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Conspirators to face trial

BUJUMBURA. – The office of Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has announced that the plotters of last week’s failed coup will face trial in accordance with the law, a senior official said ye...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Burundi police fire teargas at protesters

BUJUMBURA. — Police in Burundi have beaten and tear-gassed protesters in the capital, who were demanding that President Pierre Nkurunziza reverses a decision to run for a third term in office, Reuter...
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Striking Eskom workers return to work

CAPE TOWN. — More than 5 000 striking Eskom workers have returned to work at a major power station, a positive move as the country is grappling with a worsening shortage of electricity supply, author...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Soldiers deployed in Burundi

Bujumbura. — Soldiers were deployed yesterday for the first time in Burundi to quell street protests, putting the military into a precarious position amid persistent demonstrations against the presid...
Major-General Chris Olukolade

Nigeria promises media’s safety

LAGOS – Nigeria’s military has restated its commitment to the safety of journalists and other information seekers in the warfront. “Our concern remains the issue of safety for anyone in s...
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Boko Haram on the run

LAGOS – The military in Nigeria has said an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists died this past weekend as additional camps used by terrorists were overran in the continuing offensive op...
Pierre Nkurunziza

Nkurunziza resurfaces

BUJUMBURA. – Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza yesterday made his first official appearance since an attempted coup against him this week, AFP reporters said. The president smiled and appea...
General Godefroid Niyombare

Burundi coup leader flees

BUJUMBURA. – Leader of the coup attempt in Burundi General Godefroid Niyombare has gone on the run after escaping capture by troops loyal to the central African nation’s president, a senior pol...

Ethiopia takes cue from China

ETHIOPIA. – The feverish pace at which construction is taking place in Addis Ababa is aimed at aligning the city’s infrastructure to the rate of growth of the country’s economy. A report on Sou...